WDFW recently partnered with Washington State Parks to host a live, virtual event to provide campers of all experience levels information about where to camp to find amazing Washington wildlife. Also included are the steps campers need to take once they get there to avoid negative interactions with wildlife.

The hour-long event was broadcast live from the campground at Millersylvania State Park, in Thurston County. If you missed out on the watching the live event, you can watch it on You Tube.

Are you ready to make the most of your camping trip this summer? Here are some helpful links that were mentioned during the event:

Reservations

· Washington State Parks homepage

· Washington State Parks reservation system

ADA recreational opportunities at Washington State Parks

· ADA access map

Educational videos from Washington State Parks

· #RangerTube — YouTube

Explore WDFW lands

· WDFW-managed lands

· Wildlife areas. Please note that some Wildlife Areas have designated campgrounds with limited facilities, including W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia County, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area in Grant County, Mount Saint Helens Wildlife Area in Cowlitz County, Cowlitz Wildlife Area in Lewis County, Klickitat Wildlife Area in Klickitat County

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.